SPO Concentrator Dylan Blau Edelstein ’17 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship in Brazil

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
by mtong

Graduating concentrator, Dylan Blau Edelstein ’17 was awarded a Study/Research Grant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Blau Edelstein’s research will be a continuation of his senior thesis focusing on the work of pioneer Brazilian art therapist Nise da Silveira. For his grant, Blau Edelstein will follow projects founded by Silveira as well as others that she has posthumously inspired. Furthermore he plans to develop an English translation of some of her works.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.